Associations to the word «Sarcasm»


SARCASM, noun. (uncountable) A sharp form of humor, intended to hurt, that is marked by mocking with irony, sometimes conveyed in speech with vocal over-emphasis. Insincerely saying something which is the opposite of one's intended meaning, often to emphasize how unbelievable or unlikely it sounds if taken literally, thereby illustrating the obvious nature of one's intended meaning.
SARCASM, noun. (countable) An act of sarcasm.
SARCASM DETECTOR, noun. The innate ability to identify sarcasm (in rhetoric).

Dictionary definition

SARCASM, noun. Witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift.

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal